Wofford brings triple-option offense against NDSU

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 7, 2012 at 9:35 am •  Published: December 7, 2012

NDSU doesn't see the option much, either, but shut it down in a 35-7 win against Georgia Southern in the FCS semifinals. The Eagles ran for 186 yards, but that was about half their average.

"We've seen them against Georgia Southern and they stopped Georgia Southern," Wofford head coach Mike Ayers said. "They did a great job. We've very similar, but we have a few small differences and, hopefully, we learned from watching that."

New Hampshire had an open date prior to playing Wofford and still allowed Breitenstein to rush for 237 yards and three touchdowns. And he didn't play much in the second half.

"Thank God we had two weeks (to prepare)," Wildcats head coach Sean McDonnell said afterward. "If we had only three days, (Breitenstein) might have had a little bit more."

Ayers said he believes that NDSU, even with only a week to get ready, will be a much stiffer test for the Terriers.

"North Dakota State is going to have a plan," Ayers said. "They are very well-coached and have some great players. The first thing we have to do is get a first down. Then we take it from there. We just need to stay on schedule. If we can just get 3 1/2 yards every time, we move the sticks."